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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

A Reform Suggested

A Reform Suggested.

But this is a digression—a digression, however, rendered necessary by the fact that the reform I am about to propose will be a failure unless the teachers are men and women worthy of the name—are teachers de jure as well as de facto. But so will all schemes of education be a failure as long as you appoint inferior persons to the teacher's office. None but the best should be there, and none but the best will be there when boards do their duty, and hence I make no apology for advocating a plan which implies that State teachers are worthy of confidence, have some knowledge of their profession, and will not shrink from its obligations. In my judgment, then, all the dissatisfaction which exists at present with the state of our schools arises from the fact that the